Short-Term Travel Program
Surrounded by several mountain ranges in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is known for its picturesque views, ancient temples, and cool weather.
Along with governmental initiatives for economic reform, Chiang Mai has seen a massive upswing in locally-led, socially-innovative projects in pursuit of sustainable development. Learn about community-based tourism at Ban Luang Nua, a Tai Lue village north of Chiang Mai. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Elephant Parade Land and discuss their mission to protect the endangered Asian elephant through art. Visit SuperBee, a dynamic and thriving social enterprise dedicated to empowering women, creating employment in rural areas, and reducing reliance on single-use plastics. Chiang Mai will inspire anyone curious about the power of business innovation to drive sustainable development.
Founded in the 13th century, the Kingdom of Thailand offers an irresistible combination of welcoming people, beautiful landscapes, captivating wildlife, and inspiring architecture. Thais are proud and strong, and have struggled for centuries to preserve their independence of spirit. Meet artists at a makers community, meet changemakers at locally-led nonprofits, hear from members of a Hmong community, and ethically meet Thailand’s ever-loved elephants. Experience traditions old and new. Chiang Mai is where community engagement and cultural immersion are capped with noodles and mango sticky rice for an adventure you won’t soon forget.
At Insight, our program itineraries are as unique as your students. All our program itineraries are customized with teacher chaperones to ensure that it meets the needs of your students.
With the support of a variety of local vendors and NGO’s, we promise that your students will get an authentic, local experience.
We make it simple. No hidden fees or itinerary exclusions.
Explore a makers village. Hear from a maker about how local art skills are passed down.
Learn about the Asian elephant and the issues surrounding its preservation in Thailand. Join the elephants’ caregivers for trekking and bathing with the elephants.
Participate in a skills-sharing workshop with hilltribe women. Learn to mold clay into birds, paint already fired pieces, or weave in traditional ways.
Learn about sustainability from changemakers leading projects in their communities. Visit social enterprises leading the way to sustainable development in Chiang Mai.
Engage with the local community in a meaningful way. Partake in an almsgiving ceremony near the shrine for Chiang Mai’s most venerated monk, Kruba Srivichai.
Want to take your students outside the classroom? Review our program locations and suggested themes.
Connect with one of our High School Educators who will help custom design your program.
With our assistance, submit required paperwork and details to your Administration and School Board.
Announce the trip to your students! (We’ll provide all the materials you need).
Invite us to your school to host a Student & Parent Info Night! We will be there to answer questions and support student sign-up!
Travel from home to Chiang Mai.
Begin your journey home.